The Right Rx

September 14, 2009 | Newsmakers, York College

Two-thirds of the pharmaceutical industry is based in the New York area and, in the midst of a crippling recession, it’s one of the few sectors still hiring. Responding to this demand, York College launched a four-year, bachelor’s degree program in pharmaceutical sciences, which “will give students the technical skills and academic knowledge they’ll need to work in the industry,” said Panayiotis Meleties, professor of chemistry and dean of academic affairs for mathematics and sciences. A unique feature of this program is its collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Northeast Regional Laboratory, housed on the college’s Jamaica campus since 1999.
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